Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Twelve Days And Twelve Books Of Christmas - Day 1

Today I am kicking off my Twelve Days and Twelve Books Of Christmas feature and I'm going all the way back to January with my first recommendation. I will be covering one book a day for each month of the year up until Christmas Eve just in case you missed my announcement in my November wrap up

Day 1 - January Book - Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

My Thoughts 

When Six Of Crows came out at the back end of 2015 I didn't really pay too much attention as I'd never read the Grisha Trilogy and so it never really came onto my radar. As more and more reviews came out and people were raving about it... and lets be honest the cover is flipping beautiful... I thought I'd at least take a look to see if it was a stand alone and what the synopsis was. I was instantly sold. I've never read a heist book (that I can remember) and the band of motley crew sounded so interesting. Finding out that it could be read without reading the Grisha Trilogy first just sealed the deal and off I went to buy it. It must have meant to be though as the book I bought is signed by Leigh Bardugo!

I would share my review but ahem this is it so far - "Review to follow when I have the words!" Even now I have a struggle not to just gush about how much I loved the world and the characters and that I thought the story was just so exciting. Hopefully this should tell you just how much I enjoyed it. I will be writing a proper review, but I plan on reading it again first so that I can hopefully put into words my feelings and to prepare me for Crooked Kingdom (which I own but I just haven't had the time to read yet so no spoilers if anyone has read it!). Also when I finished reading Six Of Crow I immediately went out and bought the Grisha Trilogy and I'm looking forward to reading them in 2017.

So this is my first recommendation. Have you read Six Of Crows or any Leigh Bardugo? If you have what did you think?

Tomorrow I will have my February book choice, so please come back to check that out!

About The Author

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and BoneSiege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising). 

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

She would be delighted if you followed her on Twitter, elated if you visited her web site, and downright giddy if you liked Shadow & Bone on Facebook

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